Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon

Really cool story. Sounds like it's going to be devastating at first. But such a good ending.


Winnetou and Old Shatterhand


Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, Karl May tr. Marion Ames Taggart

Was described to me as a book on the Wild West written by a man who had never been near the Wild West.

I was intrigued. Sounded like it would be delightfully bad, right?

I urge, if up for some light reading, you be the judge.


Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman


Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, James Gleick

Strangely, this well-written book felt poorly-published. It's a collection of disconnected anecdotes, roughly in chronological order; attractive, but tangled.

There is certainly a dark entertainment in reading of Feynman's work on the atomic bomb, oddly devoid of moral reflection, and some of his other escapades as a teenager. It just doesn't feel like it leads to an end.